She is regressing something fierce.’ Special ed parents confront daunting coronavirus challenges

Like many parents, Georgina Ledet is concerned about coronavirus as school resumes this fall, especially because family and friends have died from the disease. But despite the pandemic, the Slidell mother of two special-needs daughters is adamant about one thing: Her girls need to return to the classroom.

Ledet knows families who are choosing to keep their special-needs children at home because of immune system problems. “But Adara has always seemed to be one of the healthier kids, and she needs to be in school,” Ledet said of her 14-year-old. “She is regressing something fierce. She only barely knows subtraction and addition, and she’s pretty much lost subtraction.”

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